This Day in Chicago Radio History


This week in 1967, at WBEE 1570-AM (out of Harvey), this was the Number One record on their BEE Line-up Chart.  It’s the Radiants (on local Chess Records) with “(Don’t it make you) Feel Kind of Bad”.  Also on the charts that week:

2. The Whole World is a Stage — Fantastic Four

3. The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game — Marvelettes

4. Just a Mirage — Miracles

5. Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) — Aretha Franklin



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i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

2 responses to “This Day in Chicago Radio History

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  • billbielby

    I was a sophomore in college, down in Urbana, in March 1967. My buddies and I were white kids from the south suburbs. We went to Thornton Township High School in Harvey, IL, home of WBEE. It was only that previous fall that we had discovered Chicago soul radio – WBEE, WVON, WMPP. When I came home for Spring break that March I brought my reel-to-reel deck with me and recorded as much as I could off the air from those three stations. I have just about every song WBEE’s top 40 from that week. Here’s are airchecks from WMPP and WBEE I recorded 50 years ago.

    The Dells (also from Harvey) “Run for Cover” WVON March 1967

    WBEE, Bill Kenner’s sign off to Michel Rubin’s “Summer Song” 3/31/1967

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